Hearing Governor Beshear’s budget address reminded legislators of the many challenges that lay ahead if we are to meet our obligations and still find ways to move Kentucky forward.
Even though our economy is slowly improving the reality is that we must bridge a $742 million shortfall for the next two years. As in any budget year, the Kentucky General Assembly must now study the governor’s plan and make changes and edits. This is a long process that will take weeks of analysis, discussion, committee meetings, and compromise.
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